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Estimated Installation Time for Roadmaster Base Plates on 2019 Ford Edge ST


I am looking to set up my 2019 ford edge ST for flat towing. I need all the parts and would like to know if there is an estimated time you can give for how long the base plate install will be? Roadmaster RM-524460-5


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I checked with Roadmaster, and they estimate that the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-524460-5 which fit your 2019 Ford Edge ST will take approximately 3-1/2 hours to install. I have added a link to the instruction manual for you to take a look at so you can see the installation details firsthand.

The other parts you need to flat tow your '19 Edge ST are a tow bar, wiring kit, and supplemental braking system.The best tow bar is the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar w/ LED Lights # RM-676 because its long arms ensure a smooth towing experience and it also has integrated safety cables and even LED lights to make it easier for you to connect and disconnect after the sun goes down (or before it comes up!).

For a wiring kit the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 is perfect because it is designed to keep your Ford's electrical system safe, and you will also need the Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect with Switch # RM-766 to make it simple to connect and disconnect your battery when you are towing.

The supplemental braking system I recommend is the Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System # RM-8700 because it is a one-time install that you will never have to deactivate or re-activate when you are towing. You will also need Stop Light Switch # RM-751475 to ensure that the supplemental braking system is functioning properly.

You may also need a high-low adapter in order to keep your 2019 Ford Edge ST level, and I've added a link to a help article which shows you how to determine if you need an adapter as well as a link to our selection of adapters.

Additionally, I have added links to instruction manuals, video reviews and installations for you to take a look at.

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Kyle S

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